Exotic Dancers Are Employees, Kansas High Court Says

Law360, Los Angeles (February 1, 2013, 9:20 PM EST) -- The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday affirmed rulings by two lower courts and the state Department of Labor that exotic dancers subject to a club’s conduct rules are employees and can receive unemployment benefits, finding club owner Milano's Inc. exercised a right of control over its dancers.

The three-judge appeals panel said that although it had interpreted the Kansas Employment Security Law differently in arriving at its decision, it agreed with the Kansas Court of Appeals, a Kansas district judge and a state labor department hearing...
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